Playwright Del Shores is known for his comedic takes on religion, LGBT issues, and life in the southern United States. Those themes are still very present in Yellow, but with a markedly different tone than other plays in Shores’ canon. Yellow revolves around the Westmoreland family, who seemingly have a picture-perfect life in Vicksburg, Mississippi--until a serious medical diagnosis forces a devastating secret to the surface. The play moves from sitcom in the first act to domestic drama in the second, with roles for both adult and teen actors who can navigate the emotional shifts. It may serve as a good fit for community theatres looking for emotional, thought-provoking material equally balanced with humor.
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